Shirley and her CaMKIN experience

Shirley and her CaMKIN experience

Blog from a CaMKIN member, Shirley and her CaMKIN experience. I first heard of “CaMKIN” through a mutual friend so I requested to join the group, which led me to attending the Coffee and Cake meet up on 29.06.19 at Café Lucaya in Liverpool. I attended the group event and was really happy to meet[…]

12th Annual Dialysis

The 12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference

12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference The 12th Annual Dialysis conference is at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester as usual. It takes place between September 25th and 27th. The first day is devoted to the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland (VASBI). You can register for any or all of the three days and[…]

British Transplant Games

British Transplant Games

As the British Transplant Games 2019 were officially launched in Newport earlier this week, I thought it would be good to share Zoe Dixon’s article on last year’s hugely successful games in Birmingham as a bit of inspiration to everyone to get involved. If you can go to Newport, whether as competitor or spectator, I[…]

World Kidney Day at Salford Royal

Brian Egerton’s report in words and pictures on World Kidney Day, 2018 at Salford Royal   Every year on the 2nd Thursday of March we celebrate World Kidney Day. This years theme was Kidney Disease and Women’s Health as it coincided with International Women’s Day being on the 8th March.At Salford Royal Hospital in the[…]

Stephen Caddick talks about his role as a MFT Governor

Let me introduce myself. My name is Stephen Caddick and I’ve been a committee member of the MRIKPA (previously NWRKPA) for 10 years plus. Recently I’ve become more involved with renal services as TREnDs is rolled out, which is something I’m very passionate about. For this reason I decided to put myself forward to become[…]

Mike Kewley on his experience of living with kidney disease

Mike Kewley, committee member of MRI KPA, shares his experience of living with kidney disease. Mike Kewley – kidney transplant patient I started my personal kidney journey in 1998 when I was diagnosed with end stage renal failure by Renal Consultant Dr Ackrill at Withington hospital. I was familiar with the disease as my mother[…]

Dr Janet Hegarty on Shared Care and its Impact

Recently we held a morning workshop to discuss something called ‘shared care’ in haemodialysis. Shared haemodialysis care has been called a ‘half-way house’ between hospital dialysis and home haemodialysis, offering you as a haemodialysis patient the opportunity to manage some of your treatment for yourself, with the support of clinical staff where you need it.[…]

Blog from Jane Ascott, lead nurse on the Peer Support programme.

  Kidney Patient Peer Support Hi everyone! My name is Jane Ascott. I am the nurse leading on the Peer Support programme for all Salford Royal kidney patients and their relatives. Peer support is when someone affected by kidney disease gives their time to share their experiences with another patient. Peer Support is an effective[…]

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities Engaging with health conditions and volunteering is a great way to develop skills, learn, and to give something back. As a department, we want to offer as many volunteering opportunities as we can to patients as well as their relatives and friends. I wanted to give you a quick reminder of the existing[…]

Entertainment Coordinator Volunteer Role

Entertainment Coordinator Volunteer Role Two months on from World Kidney Day and I am delighted to say we are moving forward with our projects to improve the experience of people with kidney disease cared for by Salford Royal. One of the key things we are keen on is working as closely as possible with our[…]

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